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The Pueblo Chemical Depot is a chemical weapons storage site located in Pueblo County, Colorado, United States.

The depot houses 2,611 tons (2,369 metric tons) of mustard agent in approximately 780,000 munitions, equivalent to about seven percent of the original chemical material stockpile of the United States.[1][2] The current course of action for the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, included in the President's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request, will allow for acceleration of the project schedule. After systemization and pilot testing of the facility, full-scale destruction operations are expected to begin in 2014 and to be complete by 2017. The plant will operate until all the chemical weapons have been destroyed. Closure activities (shut-down, dismantling, and restoration of site) are slated to be wrapped up by 2020. The plant will use neutralization with a hot caustic solution followed by bacterial biotreatment to destroy mustard agent. [3] This is far outside the deadline set by the Chemical Weapons Convention (April 2012).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Montgomery, Jeff (September 14, 2006). "DuPont may take on more weapons waste". Delaware Online (Delaware News-Journal). Retrieved 2006-09-17. [dead link]
  2. ^ The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) - Colorado
  3. ^ ACWA Website

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Coordinates: 38°16′26″N 104°20′34″W / 38.27389°N 104.34278°W / 38.27389; -104.34278

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Colorado Springs Gazette
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:44:41 -0800

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KKTV 11 News
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:23:28 -0800

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Pueblo Chieftain
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:22:30 -0800

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Washington Times
Sat, 06 Dec 2014 10:11:15 -0800

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A five-year $70 million contract to clean up environmental damage at the Pueblo Chemical Depot has been awarded by the Army to Summit Technical Resources-TLI Solutions. The contract is for a joint venture based in Pueblo and ...
Pueblo Chieftain
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 22:33:45 -0800

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East Oregonian (subscription)
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 21:15:00 -0800

But a local reuse authority called Puebloplex is currently working with the Army on an EDC application to redevelop the former Pueblo Chemical Depot in Colorado. CDA authority member Kim Puzey suggested at Monday's meeting that it might be time for a ...

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Anniston Star
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 18:33:57 -0800

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